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Mermaid Cottage is a beautiful, recently restored, Grade II listed property, retaining many of its original features. This charming property is set over three floors, offering modern, comfortable accommodation where the owners have given plenty of consideration to guests comfort. Their historic knowledge of the cottage, along with a collection of old photographs, dating back to its roots as a fisherman's cottage, will give both historians and lovers of St Ives, the ability to enjoy stepping back in time, as you read through its past.
Nestled in the heart of Downalong, St Ives town, with its impressive array of shops and restaurants, is only a few feet away, yet the cottage is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Fore Street. St Ives' award winning beaches and the harbour are within a very short walk, where in the summer, you can enjoy those al fresco evenings.
accessed from Virgin Street via one small step into;
dining table and four chairs, two seater sofa, lounge chair with footstool, fridge with ice box, electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Nespresso coffee machine, Smart TV. Stairs to first floor.
situated on the ground floor, WC and basin.
large shower enclosure, WC and basin.
two seater sofa, two chairs, Smart TV, woodburner. Stairs to second floor.
zip and link beds, (twin or superking size), TV, basin, sea glimpses.
The stair case to the second floor, which is original to this listed house and characteristic of the old fishermen's cottages in St Ives, is very steep. The handrails should be used and care taken in its use, particularly by young children and those with restricted mobility. WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.
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Situated between Porthmeor Beach and the harbour, where fishermen still land a daily catch, holiday cottages in this area are ideally situated for those guests who want to stay right in the heart of the town within seconds of all St Ives has to offer. The cottages, most of which still retain much of their original character and features, have been updated to accommodate modern day living and offer a home from home whilst giving a true feeling of the real St Ives. Read about Holidays in St Ives.
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Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.
4th February 2020
Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.
10th - 12th May 2020
For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!
Dates TBC August 2020
A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!
8th August 2020
Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.
14th - 28th September 2020
Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea.
31st December 2020
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